From the Lab

From the Lab
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Orogold Ingredients – From The Lab

Here at OROGOLD, we prize both natural and synthetic ingredients for their skin-benefiting properties. From silicone-based polymers to conditioning agents, you’ll find a list of the best skin care ingredients here at OROGOLD cosmetics.

Dimethicone

Mask-swatch-3Dimethicone is a silicone-based polymer (oil) that provides the silky, smooth texture often found in moisturizers and cream-based products. A natural emollient, anti-foaming agent and skin protective barrier, dimethicone has been declared safe for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) and the Skin Deep Database.1https://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient/dimethicone Thanks to its fluid property, dimethicone helps creams and serums to slide easily across the skin, forming a satiny barrier against urban pollutants and harsh weather conditions, and thus retaining skin moisture.2https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4025519/ Although dimethicone is an oil, it is non-comedogenic, making it suitable for oily skin types too.

1,2-Hexanediol

1,2-hexanediol is a light, colorless liquid solvent that helps to dissolve other ingredients. Clinically tested and proven to be safe, this synthetic humectant (moisture-retaining agent) is widely used in personal care and cosmetics.

Cetrimonium Chloride

Cetrimonium chloride is an antiseptic and conditioning agent that also functions as a surfactant, reducing surface tension between other ingredients. This ingredient helps to cleanse skin, prevent the growth of microorganisms, and distribute insoluble solids in liquids to form emulsions.3https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/109158197227152

Isohexadecane

Isohexadecane is a dry-finish smoothing agent, most commonly used as a skin conditioner in cosmetics. Though rich and creamy, it is non-greasy, making it an ideal ingredient for moisturizing products.4https://www.ulprospector.com/en/eu/PersonalCare/Detail/33197/709994/Isohexadecane Isohexadecane is also used as a cleansing ingredient in makeup removers.

Allantoin

Allantoin is a nitrogenic compound sourced from the Comfrey plant. Thanks to its anti-irritation properties, Allantoin has been a key ingredient in many over-the-counter (OTC) moisturizers for dry, flaky skin, as well as emollients that target more serious skin conditions, such as eczema, abrasions, ulcers, and mild burns.5https://www.researchgate.net/publication/289628507_Allantoin_-_Healing_and_anti-inflammatory_properties

Panthenol

Panthenol serves as a humectant and emollient in skin care. Once applied onto skin, panthenol converts into pantothenic acid, which then effectively targets the epidermis and optimizes the effects of accompanying ingredients.6http://www.beauty-review.nl/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Skin-moisturizing-effects-of-panthenol-based-formulations.pdf An alcohol derived from vitamin B, panthenol also mixes well with different ingredients.

Methyl Gluceth-20

Methyl Gluceth-20 is a gentle water-binding agent often found in moisturizers and serums. Derived from corn sugar and starch, Methyl Gluceth-20 has powerful moisture-retention properties, while also helping to soothe the skin and minimize irritations.7https://theguardiantribune.com/methyl-gluceth-10-market-information-figures-and-analytical-insights-2018-2028/

Serum-swatchesCyclopentasiloxane

Cyclopentasiloxane is a lightweight silicone derivative that has been cleared for use by the CIR. Primarily used as a lubricant and conditioning agent,8https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1091581811428184 Cyclopentasiloxane helps to provide the illusion of smoother, more radiant skin.

Dimethyl Isosorbide

Derived from starch, dimethyl isosorbide increases the penetrability of other active skin care ingredients,9https://www.cosmeticsandtoiletries.com/formulating/function/delivery/2078887.html such as ferric acid and its derived esters, enabling them to bring about more significant improvements in the skin. Dimethyl isosorbide also functions as a solvent in skin care products.

 

 

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5 thoughts on “From the Lab”

  1. Layla says:

    This is a subject close to my heart cheers.

    Thanks

  2. Dena says:

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    on our website. Keep up the good writing.

  3. Ingrid Schults says:

    Never thought id use a product like this as i never get to spend money on myself but with a magicsl persuasion technique of Nicole in San Fran store she now has me looking after MYSELF for once. I especialy love the vitamin c serum, plus a tiny bit goes a long way. Thanks, Nicole

  4. FERN J RICE says:

    WHERE IS OROGOLD MADE – WHAT COUNTRY

    1. Michelle says:

      Hi Fern,

      Orogold products are made in the USA, China and Japan. Please contact our customer service department for more information: (877) 554-1777

      Thank you,
      OROGOLD

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